Reading Time: 9 minutes On 11 April 2023, the Scottish Government published the Scottish Connections Framework, which sets out the Scottish Government’s approach to engaging with Scotland’s diaspora. On
Tag: People and communities
A shopping list for Scottish Parliament citizens’ assemblies? – the Citizen Participation and Petitions Committee’s Public Participation Inquiry
Reading Time: 11 minutes This blog gives an update on the Citizen Participation and Public Petitions Committee’s inquiry into Public Participation, including an overview of lessons learned from the use of deliberative democracy models used in Dublin, Paris and Brussels.
The Scottish Government’s Supersponsor Scheme – one year on
Reading Time: 7 minutes Note: This blog was originally published on 20 March 2023 and updated on 24 March 2023 to include new Scottish Government figures on the number
Recommending a more participatory future – the Citizen Participation and Petitions Committee’s Public Participation Inquiry
Reading Time: 7 minutes This blog looks at some of the recommendations made by the recent Citizens Panel on Public Participation, and examples which might give an idea of how enacting those recommendations in the Scottish Parliament could look.
Turning the lens inwards – the Citizen Participation and Petitions Committee’s Public Participation Inquiry
Reading Time: 5 minutes The first of three blogs exploring the Citizen Participation and Public Petitions Committee’s inquiry into public participation, with an overview of the evidence heard so far.
Displaced Ukrainians in Scotland – seven months on
Reading Time: 8 minutes A look at the Scottish Government’s involvement in the Homes for Ukraine Scheme six months after it was established.
Local government elections May 2022
Reading Time: 5 minutes Local elections were held in Scotland on 5 May 2022. Voters elected councillors for individual wards who then represent the ward on their local authority’s
Supporting Ukrainians in Scotland
Reading Time: 7 minutes Whilst the design of the Ukraine Family and the Homes for Ukraine visa schemes are the responsibility of the UK Government, the Scottish Government is responsible for looking after and supporting Ukrainians who look to settle in Scotland. This blog sets out the arrangements that have been put in place to support Ukrainians coming to Scotland.
Fàs agus crìonadh sluaigh ann an eileanan na h-Alba – 2001 gu 2020
Reading Time: 5 minutes Ro-ràdh Mar thoradh air gnìomhachd co-cheangailte ris na h-eileanan anns an t-seisean pàrlamaid mu dheireadh thàinig Achd nan Eilean agus a’ chiad Phlana Nàiseanta nan
Population growth and decline on Scotland’s islands – 2001 to 2020
Reading Time: 4 minutes Introduction A flurry of islands-related activity during the last parliamentary session resulted in the 2018 Islands Act and Scotland’s first ever National Islands Plan. A